Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens


Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens / DX Format
  • 27-157.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • One Aspherical & One ED Glass Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7"
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm
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Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for DX format Nikon DSLRs. With DX sensors it provides the full frame focal length equivalence of 27-157.5mm incorporating wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Complementing its multi-application capabilities is a lightweight and compact build and wide zoom ring.

The Silent Wave Motor of the 18-105mm yields speedy, silent, and smooth autofocus performance with fulltime manual focus override for precise manual control when needed. This AF motor is very helpful when tracking moving subjects and its quiet performance benefits video recording. Nikon's Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization compensates against the blur caused by camera shake and provides the ability to handhold the camera at shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. VR is particularly beneficial when shooting at telephoto focal lengths and in dim light and the effect of stabilization can be seen in the viewfinder, making composing and capturing the image easier.

The optical design of the lens includes one aspherical element and one extra-low dispersion glass element to minimizes aberrations and distortion for sharp and color accurate images. Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing flare and ghosting. The minimum focus distance of this 18-105mm lens is 17.7" and its front filter thread diameter is 67mm.

This 18-105mm is exclusively designed for Nikon DSLRs with the DX-size sensor offering the 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-157.5mm.
VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes blur caused by camera-movement enabling handheld shooting up to 3.5 shutter speed stops slower.
Silent Wave Motor autofocus motor enables for fast, smooth and ultra-quiet AF action and is very effective for tracking moving subjects and video shooting.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and aspherical lens element minimize aberrations and improve overall image sharpness and color.
Built-in A/M switch enables instant exchange between auto & manual focus.
Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm renders pleasing out-of-focus highlights.
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Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

Focal Length 18 - 105mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 157.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 76° - 15° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.20x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 15 / 11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.5" (7.62 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 4.8 x 4.8"

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 307.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Lens Cheap Plastic Mount I got this lens with my D90 as a kit lens. When I am just out and about I use it more than any other lens most because 18-105 covers most of what I shoot. The AF is pretty good but I notice that it is a little bit slower than some of my higher end lenses. My one major complainant is that the lens mount broke after having the lens for under 3 months because the tabs are made of plastic instead of metal. It broke while traveling with my camera in my camera bag. Nikon refused to repair in under warranty and charged me $60 to get it fixed. It is probably pretty good bang for the buck but you would notice the difference if you upgraded.
Date published: 2011-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value lens The good: This is a good value lens. 18-105 gives a good range to travel with - wide enough for most pictures and a good zoom for most cases. Don't take it birdwatching but take it anywhere else. Good quality Nikon lens. Feels firm and durable. Average weight. Comes with a nice bag to carry the lens around in, in case you carry more than one lens. When keeping the lens in the bag it is folded to 18mm (the minimum) which means it less likely to move inside the case and get damaged. The bad: The manual focus wheel is located very close to the camera body which make it a bit difficult to handle when connected on my D5000.
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazng Lens for your money!! This is a terrific mid-range lens for many different situations. Its semi-fast and gives you very gorgeous shots. I love the manual and auto focus options. I tend to use the auto focus when light situations get low. The zoom is just enough for me to get romantic close-ups of objects, plant-life and children... The zoom is smooth and quiet, and it feels comfortable in my hand. I have been able to capture great detail and stop action for some cool shots! It slides on and off with ease, and I find that it produces consistent images. We all know that lens prices can get sky high. So for my budget, this lens is the best bang for your buck. A definite go-to lens in my small collection.
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all-around Nice general purpose lens, it came with my D90 and gets quite a bit of use around. Accuracy is better than one would expect at the extremes, although there is a little vignetting at 105. Autofocus is very quick and smooth, shooting moving targets in good light is ideal. VR is great for shooting around town and really helps when using a longer focal length. The big drawback is that its not great in low light (like a lot of zoom lenses), but I usually switch out to a 24mm/2.8 fixed lens indoors or at night. Plastic construction doesn't feel quite like as the rock solid manual Nikkor focus lenses (and the focus ring isn't as smooth), but what does.
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good optics, very weak mount You can t have it all, I know, but for somone who uses a camera not only with extreme care and on tripods, it is essential that a good camera will survive a small drop. Due to the cheap and not very sturdy plastic mount and ears, the latter break off easily. With some luck they come off more or less intact and you can glue them back on with some superglue, but that is far from guaranteed. Therefore, i recommend getting only the smaller and lighter kit lens and for more zoom, up to 105 and beyond, spend a bit more money and get a lens with a metal mound.
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Lens I bought this lens for a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. In my opinion it is the best lens I have ever used. I love the fact that it can scale back to 18mm and act as a wide angle and then I can zoom in for close up shots. The Vibration reduction is also a must have feature. I happened to purchase a nikon 70-300mm with vibration reduction as well, another wonderful lens. I also brought a nikon 12-24mm. The only reason I changed the lenses throughout the trip was for long range shots and very wide angle shots. Other than that, I will probably leave this lens on my camera at all times.
Date published: 2009-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice lens, cheapbayonet mount To be fair, I run an equipment loan center, and these lenses take a fair amount of abuse by college students. However as a long time Nikon user, this is why I picked Nikon over all of the available brands in the first place. If a camera with this lens on it is dropped, even lightly, the bayonet ears will come off faster than those of a newborn doberman. This had happend on two of these lenses so far, and partially on a third. Of all of the lense types we have, this is the only one that does this. This is also the only lens with a cheap plastic mount, the rest use metal. On the up side, its a great all around lens that works really well for grab and go shoots. (As long as you can keep it on the camera.)
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all purpose lens I bought this lens from B&H about a month ago. Before that I had 5 different lenses: 18-55, 11-18, 50, 70-300 and a lensbaby. But now after having this lens I find myself using the other lenses very rarely. THis is a great all purpose lens and the features I like most of this are: * good range of zoom * very sharp from edge to edge * excellent close focussing capability * the VR does a good job The only con I can think of is the plastic mount, although every lens nowadays are coming with plastic mounts to reduce the weight and cost. Check out my shots using this lens and D300 at shutterstock site, search with photographer as neelsky. If you sort by Newest first the top 5 rows are shot using this lens. This is a very newly released lens from Nikon and very few reviews are available on the internet. regards, Nilanjan
Date published: 2008-10-27
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